Dec. 3, 2009
by Any Myers, Auburn Media Relations
Heather Havron, a 5-5 redshirt sophomore defender from Winter Park, Fla., became an integral part of the Auburn soccer team this year. "It was awesome to contribute on the field. This year was a great opportunity," Heather stated. Some of those opportunities came on offense where Heather scored one goal and assisted on six others. The goal came in the final game of the season in a loss to Cal in the first round of the NCAA tournament which sent it in to overtime.
This past season the team struggled with adversity but Heather was a constant presence on the field. She started all 22 games this year and played more minutes than anyone else. Heather said her preparations for next season were "Continuing to run and work out and touch the ball" and she's looking forward to "continuing to train and in the spring come back together and just keep working hard".
Some of her favorite moments from the past season were tying North Carolina, which is currently ranked fourth in the national rankings and in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament. She also enjoyed the road trip to Florida. "That's where I'm from and I got to see all my friends and family, that was a lot of fun," Heather said.
Before the offseason training really begins, Heather plans to spend the upcoming winter break in Florida to spend time with my family and my friends. She will also visit her favorite place to eat, "Powerhouse. It's a smoothie place back home in Orlando." The break will be well deserved for Heather who averaged just over 93 minutes a game.
Heather has big plans for her life after her Auburn career is over. She plans on working in New York for a big fashion company and do marketing for them. But with two years of eligibility left, Heather has plenty of time to continue doing what she loves. Her favorite part of being on the Auburn soccer team is "How close the team is. It is very rare that you find a group of girls that are like family."
While Heather continues to train for next season with the rest of the team, next year is looking to be a huge year for her. With the experience she gained from starting in every game, she will be looked to as a leader in the defensive line that has plenty of depth. Heather made the most of her opportunity this year and that might just be an indication of things to come.